Although I've had many professionals ask if I was bi-polar, it's not until I had a full manic episode witnessed before I was diagnosed.
I've struggled with depression all of my life, and can look back into my past and see tall tale times of manic highs & crazy behavior. My last episode I was in trouble and needed my meds adjusted.
I've started to take an inventory on all the symptoms I've experienced and am relieved to find this as the cause. Now my biggest struggle is to take my meds on schedule. I have a tendency to stay up late and think I need to just play it safe and succumb to my being a night owl. Here it is 4hrs past my bedtime and I feel good. I just took my night meds and hope they kick in.
I'm feeling pretty alone in this and hope to make new friends.